North Huntingdon Services
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services
Transitional Care North Huntingdon is a leader in short term rehabilitation and post acute care. We utilize modern health care information systems and the most innovative equipment and technology, coupled with an interdisciplinary approach.
Our Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists specialize in orthopedics, geriatrics, Pulmonology, mental health and neurological patient populations. The Rehab Department utilizes advanced therapeutic equipment in an atmosphere conducive to expedient recovery and consistently communicates with physicians and family members to ease the transition when returning home. The therapy staff provides caregiver training and home evaluations to complement rehabilitation programs and encourages family interaction in the rehabilitative process.
Peace of mind comes from knowing that you or your loved one is in good hands. Rigorous and ongoing training of our clinical team is just as important to us. Our experienced clinicians provide unsurpassed care and treatment for many complex medical conditions, so you can rest easy, with peace of mind.
Pre-admission screening is conducted by our interdisciplinary team to determine the Right program for you! Some specialty services and programs may not be available at all of our communities.
Providing the care and treatment you need....
- IV antibiotics
- Wound Care
- Tracheotomy Care
- Bi-Pap, C-Pap, V-Pap, and A-Pap
- Gastric tubes (NG, G, J, GJ, and duo tubes)
- Bariatric Care
- Chest Tubes
- JP Drains
- Trilogy Vents
- LifeVest Wearable Defibrillators
North Huntingdon’s rehab team and therapy gym is unparalleled, offering state of the art equipment and technology to help you regain your strength and independence. Our dynamic team is dedicated to improving patient outcomes, reducing the length of the inpatient stay and ensuring a safe transition from rehab to home.
At North Huntingdon, we don’t just wish you a speedy recovery, we ensure it and we’re with you every step of the way! Whether you are recovering from a fall, a surgery or an illness, choosing the Right Rehab makes all the difference!
Take a look at the difference we make…
ProForm Recumbent Bike is a low impact exercise bike with customizable settings, used to improve cardiovascular health, alleviate joint pain and build strength and endurance.
Nu Step Cross Trainer delivers a low-impact, total body work out that can benefit users of virtually any fitness level or functional ability.
It is indicated for use with patients rehabilitating from joint replacements as well as patients with chronic health conditions coupled with cognitive decline in order to build strength and cardiovascular endurance to enhance mobility. It is often utilized for orthopedic, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary diagnoses.
Diagnoses which may benefit from the use include: CVAs, Cardiovascular Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Diabetes, Osteoarthritis, and Osteoporosis.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (ESTIM) generates electric impulses that stimulate muscles to contract. This strengthens and repairs tissue and muscles that have been shortened, weakened or atrophied due to injury or disease. ESTEM can slow the progression of neuromuscular disorders and improve motor control.
There’s still so much we don’t know about how the brain compensates for the damage caused by stroke. In some cases, the brain cells may be only temporarily damaged, and may resume functioning over time. In other cases, the brain can reorganize its own functioning. Every once in a while, a region of the brain “takes over” for a region damaged by the stroke. Stroke survivors sometimes experience remarkable and unanticipated recoveries that can’t be explained.
Rehabilitation may mean, in some cases, re-learning basic skills such as bathing, eating, dressing and walking. Our nursing and rehabilitation teams work together with you and your family, to achieve maximum recovery and independence.
Prosthetic and Orthotic Care
A prosthesis is designed to restore and enhance mobility and independence, but learning to adapt and maximize its use can sometimes be very challenging. Our therapists work together with you and your Orthopedic physician to develop a plan and schedule for training and increasing activity. Care and monitoring of a residual limb is an important part of the healing and recovery process. Our therapists and clinical staff are available 7 days a week to help.
Mobility plays a key role in independence. Abnormal motion and gait can sometimes require specially-made devices such as Orthotics. They may be used to treat foot pain caused by abnormal motion or to treat injuries. Once a Podiatrist has conducted a complete evaluation of your feet, ankles, and legs, orthotics are manufactured to accommodate your unique foot structure and pathology. Our therapists work closing with your Podiatrist to ensure proper fitting and provide the training you need to get back on your feet!
Our Pulmonary Program seeks to provide the best practice guidelines for treating Chronic Lung Disease, in the post-acute setting, in order to help patients with moderate to severe breathing problems overcome their physical limitations. Using a comprehensive pulmonary evaluation conducted by our respiratory therapists and physicians, we develop individualized care plans of supervised physical conditioning, exercise, dietary and educational counseling.
What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an extensive program that encourages improved quality of life for people who suffer from chronic breathing problems such as COPD, sarcoidosis, and cystic fibrosis. Our pulmonary Rehab teams include board certified physicians, respiratory therapists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and social workers.
Our Pulmonary team specializes in treating patients with a tracheostomy, Bi-Pap, C-Pap, V-Pap, or A-Pap needs.
Keys to our approach…
- Exercise training
- Education on lung disease or condition and how to manage it
- Energy conservation methods
- Breathing strategies
- Group Support and community resources
- Nutritional counseling
- Smoking cessation
- Medication reconciliation
- Education of the family
- Need based individualized rehabilitation program
- Discharge plans that include continuing education and rehab
- Lifestyle changes
What you can expect from our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program:
- Enhanced quality of life
- Reduced number of re-hospitalizations
- Better understanding of primary disease process
- Decreased shortness of breath
- Improved physical conditioning
Comprehensive Wound Care
At North Huntingdon, we customize our plan of care to provide comprehensive wound care services. There are many medical conditions that can be a factor in the development of complex wounds resulting from conditions that compromise circulation, such as:
- Diabetes Vascular Disease
- Traumatic Injury
- Surgical Breakdown
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Renal Failure
For patients with hard to heal wounds, our comprehensive wound care program includes a broad range of cutting edge therapies and treatments, including:
- Wound VAC
- Ultraviolet light therapy
- Tissue ultrasound
- Electrical stimulation
- Surgical wound debridement
- Chemical wound debridement
Medical Conditions Treated:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Arterial and venous ulcers
Congestive Heart Failure Program
CHF is a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body. Heart failure is almost always a chronic, long-term condition, although it can sometimes develop suddenly. This condition may affect the right side, left side, or both sides of the heart and can significantly impact quality of life.
Our cardiologists, physicians, nurse practitioners, and dieticians work together with our therapist to develop a care plan that can improve heart function, lesson symptoms, allowing you to lead a more active life.
Our caregivers receive specialized training and understand the unique and special needs of residents with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. We provide the support and assistance needed, so residents can thrive regardless of their stage in the disease process.
We offer a calm, peaceful and relaxing environment where everyone feels like part of the family. Individual attention is given to each resident by staff whom they’ve grown to love and trust.
Activities are structured for all cognitive levels so that every resident feels a sense of purpose, dignity and value.